Peristylus tentaculatus (Lindl.) J.J.Sm. 1905

Close Inflorescence


Photos by Nitade Chula

Full shade Hot CoolLATE Summer Fall winter

Common Name The Tentacled Peristylus - In China Chu Xu Kuo Rui Lan

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southern China, Hong Kong, eastern Himalayas, Assam, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam in rocky soils in evergreen and grassy pine forest margins at elevations of 100 to 1800 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial orchid with an erect, glabrous stem usually carrying 2 to 5, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, herbaceous, amplexicaul and basally clasping leaves grading above into 1 to 6 suberect to spreading, lanceolate, acuminate to acute sterile bracts that blooms in the late summer, fall and winter on a terminal, erect, racemose, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate bracts

Synonyms Glossaspis antennifera Rchb.f. 1852; Glossaspis tentaculata (Lindl.) Spreng. 1826; *Glossula tentaculata Lindl. 1824; Habenaria tentaculata (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1878; Peristylus tipuliferus (C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f.) Mukerjee 1953

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as Glossapis antenifera; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 as Habenaria tentaculata; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Sm. 1908 drawing good; Flore Generale de Indo-Chine Volume 6 Gagnepain 1934 as Habenaria tentaculata; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as Habenaria garrettii drawing good; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as P chloranthus auct; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1964 as H garretii corrections; Contributions to a Revision of the Orchid Flora of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Seidenfaden 1975 as Habenaria tentaculata; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 31 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand V Orchidoideae Seidenfaden 1977 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 in information on P lacertiferus; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Gard. Bull. Singapore 60: 51 Jutta, Ong and Phoon 2008 drawing fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo ok; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;